The Mersey region is supported by a dedicated RCP regional office based in Liverpool. This office provides valuable support for regional RCP activities as well as acting as a local point of contact.

The Mersey regional advisers provide a local point of contact for RCP fellows and members in this region. They work in partnership with RCP tutors and regional colleagues to facilitate the two-way exchange of information from the RCP to the region.

Regional advisers play an important role in offering support to local fellows and members, approving job descriptions, taking part in the scoring of clinical excellence awards, and granting continuing professional development approval.

Mersey region runs regular monthly teach-ins and 1-day conferences.

Regional office

Regional manager
Caroline Burton

Deputy regional manager
Katy Kernohan

Royal College of Physicians
William Henry Duncan Building
6 West Derby Street
L7 8TX

Tel: +44 (0)151 794 9191

Office opening hours: 9am–4pm, Monday–Friday.

Approval of job descriptions

For the approval of job descriptions please contact your regional manager. Further information and guidance on job planning is available from Advisory Appointments Committees (AAC).

Regional advisers

Dr Mike Beadsworth
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Prescot Street
L7 8XP


Dr Claire Cullen
University Hospital Aintree
Lower Lane
L9 7AL


Dr Rachael Ellks
Abacus Sexual and Reproductive Health
The Beat 
6 David Lewis Street
L1 4AP


School of medicine

The Royal College of Physicians has supported the creation of specialty-based schools of medicine within each deanery, which will supervise trainees within Basic Medical Training and all 30 Higher Specialist Training programmes.